My Mind Is In The Gutter Today

June 13th, 2010 in member junk     
OnEaglesWings OnEaglesWings, member
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The guard was way to shiny, so I painted it out white, dry-brushed a little cream and then finally dry-brushed with brown paint.  Ahh, its a cloche now!  So, I  added a bird nest with eggs on a piece of wicker with a photographed image of a bird...and here it is.  Unfortunately its difficult to actually see the bird in the pics, but in real life it looks great!
In this picture, you can see 2 of the vintage guards, as well as the uncloched (is that a word?) bird!
Ive also found these new guards on-line which look more like the old ones.  I grunged it up with instant rust to age it.  Now its become a trellis for my ivy plant as you can see in the next pic.......
I also gave the clay pot an instant aging by globbing on some modeling paste and when dry went over it with creamy white paint.  Lastly, I sanded it down...looks like its been around for years!
The guard was way to shiny, so I painted it out white, dry-brushed a little cream and then finally dry-brushed with brown paint.  Ahh, its a cloche now!  So, I  added a bird nest with eggs on a piece of wicker with a photographed image of a bird...and here it is.  Unfortunately its difficult to actually see the bird in the pics, but in real life it looks great!

The guard was way to shiny, so I painted it out white, dry-brushed a little cream and then finally dry-brushed with brown paint.  Ahh, it's a cloche now!  So, I  added a bird nest with eggs on a piece of wicker with a photographed image of a bird...and here it is.  Unfortunately it's difficult to actually see the bird in the pics, but in 'real life' it looks great!


I found my first rusty old gutter guard in Tenessee many years ago.  I fell in love with the shape and form of these neat old pieces.  I haven't seen any now for a long, long time now.  So one day while scouring the hardware store for neat stuff to repurpose, I found a new, mesh style.  "This could work", I told myself!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, wire, cloche, trellis, gutter guard, display

Comments (7)

oldnews writes: Great minds think alike!! How funny is it that I just bought some of these same guards at Home Depot last week! It was the first time I'd seen them and they are perfect for little outdoor plants! Because they're galvanized, the do have to be de-shined though. Thanks for sharing yours! Marie Posted: 2:12 am on June 19th
MakinItHappen writes: Beautiful! Posted: 12:48 pm on June 14th
KsJunkGirl writes: I love this! Is there a paint or something you can use to add the "instant rust" ? I have an old can I want to instantly rust! Also, I looked on www.guttersupply.com and found some of the round gutter wire strainers in copper, aluminum, galvanized, and stainless steel. Price range from $2.80 up to $15+ Posted: 11:55 am on June 14th
RustyDiva writes: I love how the 3rd picture looks like a crown! Nice pics. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 10:45 am on June 14th
chippingcharm writes: Ooops..."they" look great! I know you know, but I feel better now..he-he :) Posted: 5:45 pm on June 13th
chippingcharm writes: Thay look great...lovely display! Laurel Posted: 5:41 pm on June 13th
alicemom writes: IT could and did work!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:03 pm on June 13th
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